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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 4,384) 1st October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Madley

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Preston North End Preston

Leyton Or 2

D Cox (36, 45+1)

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Preston 1

P Coutts (2)

O's upset high-flying North End

Last Updated: 01/10/11 7:44pm

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Cox: At the double for Orient

Cox: At the double for Orient

Dean Cox's brace earned bottom club Leyton Orient their first league win of the season as they shocked Preston 2-1.

North End went into the clash at Brisbane Road just two points off top spot in League One, unbeaten away from home this season and having won their last seven matches. And the status quo looked like being maintained after just two minutes as Jamie Proctor raced down the left flank and crossed for the unmarked Paul Coutts to score from close range.

Orient took some time to recover their composure but levelled after 36 minutes when Kevin Lisbie jinked his way past a defender and picked out Cox, whose header rolled past Andreas Arestidou before nestling into the corner of the net.

The goal galvanised the O's and the hosts went in front in first-half injury time when Cox surprised Arestidou with a perfectly-placed drive from 25 yards.

The second half was just three minutes old when Scott Cuthbert conceded a penalty for a push on Neil Mellor but Lee Butcher dived to save Graham Alexander's spot-kick.

The visitors were out of luck when Iain Hume thumped a free-kick against an upright, and the home side defended doggedly to earn all three points for the first time this term.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
10 Bradford City 38 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33